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Glen Campbell Moved Into A Care Facility
billboard ^ | 4-17-14 | Lars Brandle

Posted on 04/17/2014 12:37:30 PM PDT by FlJoePa

Glen Campbell has been moved into a care facility three years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, People.com reports.

"He was moved to an Alzheimer's facility last week," a family friend told the title. "I'm not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We'll know more next week."

The singer, whose "Rhinestone Cowboy" topped the charts in 1975, had been suffering from short-term memory loss in recent years. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in early 2011.

The 78-year-old Grammy winner and his wife Kim initially shared the news of his illness back in 2011 because he’d hoped to give a series of goodbye concerts, in conjunction with an album "Ghost on the Canvas,” which was released later that year.

"Ghost on the Canvas” (Surfdog), Campbell’s 61st studio album, was expected to be his last. It wasn’t. A brand new collection of recordings from the legendary singer, "See You There" (Surfdog) was released last December. With Campbell’s health apparently in decline, it’s increasingly likely the collection will be the final studio recording of the Arkansas native's career.

The latest health setback comes just days before the documentary of that final tour, titled “Glen Campbell... I'll Be Me,” gets its world premiere April 18 at the 2014 Nashville Film Festival.

Campbell was named both CMA Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year in 1968, and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005. The veteran performer has sold more than 45 million albums over the course of his career.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: alzheimers; campbell; countrymusic; glen; glencampbell; music; rhinestonecowboy
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So sad.
1 posted on 04/17/2014 12:37:30 PM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: FlJoePa

My father is the same age and is in an Alzheimer’s care facility. Happens to a lot of people when they get to their late 70s.

I wish Mr. Campbell’s family the best. Even when your family member is in a home, there’s still a lot of monitoring and attention needed.


2 posted on 04/17/2014 12:39:30 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Entropy is high. Wear a hat! And carry an umbrella.)
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To: FlJoePa

He became a Christian and later got messed up (happens sometimes - happened to me) and then gradually found peace, then this. I plan to see him in Heaven.


3 posted on 04/17/2014 12:44:36 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: FlJoePa

Time takes its toll on the Wrecking Crew.


4 posted on 04/17/2014 12:45:44 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: FlJoePa

It is hard to believe he is 78. Very sad.


5 posted on 04/17/2014 12:45:49 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Tax-chick; FlJoePa
he was a studio musician, on Shelley Fabares's #1 hit, "Johnny Angle"

6 posted on 04/17/2014 12:45:57 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. Cattlegate..0'Caligula / 0'Reid? ;-)
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To: FlJoePa

Meet Glen Campbell and Ghost on the Canvas are both very good CDs. Sorry I never got to see him live on tour.


7 posted on 04/17/2014 12:46:15 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: FlJoePa

Yes what a humiliating and destructive disease to all associated with it and with it.


8 posted on 04/17/2014 12:46:18 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: FlJoePa

A great talent.

Amazing guitar player.

IIRC, he even went on tour with the Beach Boys at least once.


9 posted on 04/17/2014 12:46:46 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: FlJoePa

He wasn’t doing badly just two years ago.

Here is a Grammy Tribute to Glen Campbell where he sang his hits with other country stars. That was a historic moment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogpGUm6NQYs


10 posted on 04/17/2014 12:47:38 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: FlJoePa

His music was the epitome of the 70’s backlash against the creeping bilge of the 60’s “music.”


11 posted on 04/17/2014 12:48:47 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Such a gifted vocalist, and I understand he could play the guitar well, too.


12 posted on 04/17/2014 12:49:12 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Entropy is high. Wear a hat! And carry an umbrella.)
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To: PghBaldy
It is hard to believe he is 78.

When his struggle became public, my brother recalled that he - pretty much unknown - was the entertainer at his high school graduation activity -- 1963.

13 posted on 04/17/2014 12:50:34 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: Tax-chick

Glen Campbell plays the William Tell Overture on Guitar:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSE1GrQVzCQ


14 posted on 04/17/2014 12:51:32 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: FlJoePa
Just watched him last night in True Grit (1969). I enjoyed his show back in the day too.
Sad to see him go this way.
15 posted on 04/17/2014 12:52:10 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: FlJoePa
We drove through little Delight on our way to Crater of Diamonds State Park a few years ago.......


16 posted on 04/17/2014 12:52:48 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: Tax-chick

His songwriters were some of the best. “Gentle on my Mind” is wonderful.


17 posted on 04/17/2014 12:55:21 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: SeekAndFind

OH, my goodness, he really could play! My husband is a guitarist; I’ll show him this video later.


18 posted on 04/17/2014 12:55:29 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Entropy is high. Wear a hat! And carry an umbrella.)
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To: skinkinthegrass

He also played guitar on the Irish Rover’s hit “The Unicorn”.


19 posted on 04/17/2014 12:56:04 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: cornfedcowboy

That is a good song, and so is “Galveston.” If he wasn’t writing his own pieces, he knew how to pick them.

Young male country singers today rarely have that kind of big, rich voice. I often find myself asking, “Why is this guy a star? He can’t sing!”


20 posted on 04/17/2014 1:01:51 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Entropy is high. Wear a hat! And carry an umbrella.)
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To: Tax-chick

re: If he wasn’t writing his own pieces, he knew how to pick them.

Jimmy Webb wrote a lot of Campbell’s hits.


21 posted on 04/17/2014 1:04:53 PM PDT by Nevadan
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To: Tax-chick; skinkinthegrass; hoagy62

There is no end to his talent.

Here he is doing Amazing Grace on the Bagpipe:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_DqmyI_YNE

And here he is doing Dueling Banjos with daughter Ashley (Note, he already was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s then):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FY8OjT6me8


22 posted on 04/17/2014 1:06:13 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: FlJoePa

Poor man. What a terrible disease.


23 posted on 04/17/2014 1:07:21 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: FlJoePa

I didn’t know til not that long ago how much of a hand Campbell had in so many of the “classic songs” from the 60’s.


24 posted on 04/17/2014 1:07:24 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: FlJoePa
Sad. My mother just passed last month after a looooong struggle with the disease. She got to where she could no longer swallow and basically starved to death.

Since smoking is said to take 10 years off your life, and dementia appears to be in my future, maybe I better start smoking fast.
25 posted on 04/17/2014 1:11:29 PM PDT by jrg
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To: Tax-chick

Check him out singing “Still Within the Sound of My Voice.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlqJMHvDz7Y.

Linda Ronstadt was a great singer, and did a great version of this song, but his version is sublime.


26 posted on 04/17/2014 1:12:55 PM PDT by perez24 (Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.)
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To: FlJoePa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qoymGCDYzU

Wichita lineman


27 posted on 04/17/2014 1:13:50 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: SeekAndFind
"If God ever gave one man too much talent, it was Glen Campbell."--Merle Haggard

This was in one of the comments on the Amazing Grace video. How nice that he could do so many other things!

Also, I'm not surprised he could still play banjo with Alzheimers. Motor skills, especially those honed by practice, are among the last to go. My father (32 years in the Navy) could still polish his boots and iron until very recently, and he could probably still clean a gun if you handed it to him.

People also forget acquired languages. My boss's husband forgot how to speak English. He would say, "Why doesn't anyone understand English anymore?!?" and she would reply, "Manuel, you were speaking Spanish!" The husband of one of my mother's friends forgot English and could only speak German.

28 posted on 04/17/2014 1:15:32 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Entropy is high. Wear a hat! And carry an umbrella.)
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To: cornfedcowboy

I love “Gentle On My Mind.”


29 posted on 04/17/2014 1:16:51 PM PDT by forgotten man
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BFL


30 posted on 04/17/2014 1:20:00 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: perez24

Nice, and I agree about Linda Ronstadt, a terrific vocalist.


31 posted on 04/17/2014 1:20:46 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Entropy is high. Wear a hat! And carry an umbrella.)
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To: Nevadan

Onz, he wrote, “MacArthur Park”!


32 posted on 04/17/2014 1:21:18 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Entropy is high. Wear a hat! And carry an umbrella.)
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To: cornfedcowboy
My favorite recording of his is his first hit, Turn Around, Look at Me, from the fall of 1961.
33 posted on 04/17/2014 1:25:22 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: forgotten man

yep...I’ve always been a fan..

my mother is in stage 4 Alzheimers, with nothing left of her personality..

she repeats I love you hon, hon , hon... all day to my brother, ...she doesn’t know him by name anymore... doesn’t know anyone of her 5 children...

hate this disease...


34 posted on 04/17/2014 1:26:02 PM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: Westbrook

A very great guitarist - and a very fine singer. A part of my childhood and very youthful adulthood. Must buy his greatest hits album.


35 posted on 04/17/2014 1:37:07 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Chuzzlewit

My mom was a stroke victim with dementia. She spent the last 4 years in a skilled nursing facility. I was there 5 to 6 times a week. As bad as it was, I always said “thank God she does not have Alzheimers.” I feel bad for the families of the Alzheimers victims. The families are the ones who suffer the most.


36 posted on 04/17/2014 1:38:27 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: miss marmelstein

I’d always admired him as a vocalist, but I was surprised at his guitar virtuousity. The bagpipery was okay ... just getting a song out of that instrument shows that a person has made a lot of effort!


37 posted on 04/17/2014 1:38:55 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Entropy is high. Wear a hat! And carry an umbrella.)
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To: Tax-chick

Yup, not a bad guitarist! Loved his voice. Funny thing about musicians, they almost always know how to put over a song. Campbell, of course, sang very well.

True Grit tonight on dvd?!


38 posted on 04/17/2014 1:39:27 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

We don’t have that, but it might be on Netflix streaming. I’m going to church, though.


39 posted on 04/17/2014 1:40:37 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Entropy is high. Wear a hat! And carry an umbrella.)
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To: MUDDOG

Was he part of the Wrecking Crew?


40 posted on 04/17/2014 1:40:54 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: forgotten man

For me it’s...I’m a linesman for the county...


41 posted on 04/17/2014 1:40:56 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

I love that one.


42 posted on 04/17/2014 1:42:00 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Pelham

Wiki seem to think so:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wrecking_Crew_%28music%29


43 posted on 04/17/2014 1:42:20 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Pelham

Yes. He was a big part.


44 posted on 04/17/2014 1:42:40 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: trisham

Let’s face it: he was a great American artist.


45 posted on 04/17/2014 1:44:41 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: FlJoePa
A class act.

Sad...the Campbell motto is "Do Not Forget".

46 posted on 04/17/2014 1:49:48 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001 and 9/11/2012: NEVER FORGET.)
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To: miss marmelstein

I always thought that he was a very talented man.


47 posted on 04/17/2014 1:54:49 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Like this one. Glen and Jerry Reed doing Guitar Man
48 posted on 04/17/2014 1:56:27 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: al baby

“Wichita Lineman” is a football song. It appears to be about a Wichita Indian at a junior college—perhaps Coconino County College in Flagstaff, Ariz.—who plays offensive guard or tackle, seeking to open holes for the ball carrier (”drive the main roads”) and ward off blitzes (”another overload”). He can hear his girl friend cheering though the crowd is booing (”I can hear you through the whine”). He is preparing for a home game with a team that uses a pass-oriented run-and shoot formation, or “stretch,” that will be ineffective in snowy conditions.


49 posted on 04/17/2014 1:57:12 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: trisham

Amazing abilities! He will be missed.


50 posted on 04/17/2014 1:58:17 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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